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, rather, a government with lots of money and techno how. jennifer, wonder would that might be? what are they saying? >>reporter: the pentagon does not comment on this which shows how important it is. we do know it is u.s. policy not to use a cyber weapon in a first strike capability of the security firm has said that this worm has essentially struck most in iran 60 percent of the cases have been on iranian facilities and the iranians say that it slowed down their equipment at the main facility. >>shepard: pentagon is not commenting. do we have appear idea of who is behind it? >>reporter: look who benefits. all eyes according to sources i have spoken to, are on israel, because israel obviously has the most to gain from an attack like this. it came through a german software company and the software was sold to iran and it went through germany and that software is used to control the industrial facilities. that's how the worm got into the system. >>shepard: thank you from the pentagon, jennifer. if you think flying has become more expensive the last year, you are right. it is not the c
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have started this kind of industrial sabotage and the real motive behind it. jennifer griffin is live for us at the pentagon. what do we know about the virus and where it might have come from? >> reporter: what we know is that it's called stuxnet, it's a real tongue twister. what we now from the security firm is that 60% of the attacks by this worm have taken police inside iran. iranian officials are now saying that their nuclear facility, the one built by the russians has had technical difficulties as a result of this worm and we know that some of the centrifuges at the main facility in iran where they are enriching highly enriched uranium, it has been slowed down. the begs the question, jon, who is behind this cyber attack. it is a cyber attack. it is likely something that was embedded inc into software and t software, yes semens which is a german company sold a lot of software to the iranians that is used in the nuclear program. the question is, was it germany behind it, israel or was it the united states. the united states has a very sophisticated cyber command out at fort meade.